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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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53-Story Hotel Proposed for 1300 Figueroa Street in Los Angeles

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27 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, United States

A developer recently filed an application to build a 53-story hotel at 1300 Figueroa Street, across from the LA Convention Center’s South Hall. The new project would require the demolition of the 100-unit City Lights building on site. Read more.


Investors in Stalled Abu Dhabi Project Refuse to Settle

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27 Feb 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Investors who bought flats in an Abu Dhabi complex where development stalled said they were offered half the cash they were owed in exchange for dropping lawsuits against the developer. Most have refused the deal. Read more.


Plans for Canada’s Future Tallest Tower Revealed in Toronto

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27 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Rising to an incredible 98 stories, Toronto's – and Canada's – next tallest building could be coming to the southeast corner of Yonge and Gerrard Streets. The supertall YSL Residences would feature a mix of retail, office, and residential space. Read more.


New Details Emerge on Istanbul's Under-Construction G Tower

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24 Feb 2017, Istanbul, Turkey

New details have emerged on the under-construction G Tower. Recognizable by its unique façade, the tower – the third of an existing two-tower development – draws inspiration from and addresses the unique context and culture of the city. Read more.


Marketing and Leasing Launched for Solar Carve Tower in New York City

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24 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

The Solar Carve Tower office building, located at 40 Tenth Avenue in New York City’s Meatpacking District, is now ready for the light of day, with marketing and leasing efforts officially underway. The building should open in early 2019. Read more.


Planning for London’s Paddington Cube Stalled for Review

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24 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

Communities Secretary Savid Javid has put the brakes on the controversial Paddington Cube after issuing a notice under Article 31 preventing Westminster City Council from issuing formal planning consent for the scheme. Read more.


Conceptual Design Revealed for Sirius Building in Sydney

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24 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia

An Australian architecture studio has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the iconic Sirius building in Sydney. The firm proposes the conceptual scheme as an alternative to demolishing the brutalist social housing building. Read more.


52-Story Tower Revealed for Downtown Detroit

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23 Feb 2017, Detroit, United States

New details have been released for Hudsons Tower. The development is proposed to feature 139,000 square meters of gross floor area and a 224-meter tower. If built, it would be the new tallest building in the city. Read more.


Samsung China Headquarters Tops Out in Beijing

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23 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

The Samsung China Headquarters, designed by smdp and located in Chaoyang, central Beijing, has architecturally topped out at 57 stories and 260 meters. The tower forms a central component of Beijing’s newest CBD. Read more.


Proposed Residential Tower in Quito Could be City’s Tallest

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23 Feb 2017, Quito, Ecuador

Developers have proposed a residential tower known as YOO Quito, which could become the tallest tower in the Ecuadorian capital. The tower relies on improved infrastructure connections to facilitate transit-oriented development. Read more.


Initial Study Released for $2 Billion 6AM Development in Los Angeles

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23 Feb 2017, Los Angeles, United States

The mixed-use 6AM development continues to move forward in LA’s Arts District with the release of the project's initial impact study. The complex would rise from a nearly 15-acre (six-hectare) site at 6th and Alameda Streets. Read more.


Video Captures Construction of Tour Saint-Gobain in Courbevoie

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22 Feb 2017, Courbevoie, France

A new video highlights a complex construction site in La Défense that will soon give way to a 39-story office tower. Simply named Tour Saint-Gobain after its primary tenant, the 178-meter skyscraper is set to complete in 2019. Read more.


New Photos Reveal Progress on NYC’s Nearly Complete Madison Square Park Tower

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22 Feb 2017, New York City, United States

New photos reveal progress on the glassy exterior and thinly sculpted form of the nearly completed Madison Square Park Tower – a slender 237-meter, 63-story apartment building in the Flatiron District slated to open later in 2017. Read more.


Completion Date Announced for London’s Buckingham Green Refurbishment

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22 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom

The developers behind the reworking of a 64-meter central London tower – renamed Buckingham Green – that was once the headquarters of Rolls Royce have announced that the scheme is on track to complete in 2018. Read more.


Cladding Installation Underway at Ryerson University’s Jarvis Street Residence in Toronto

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22 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Part of a master plan to boost the number of student beds to 2,000 from a mere 850, Ryserson University is developing a new student residence south of Dundas and Jarvis Streets. The project is anticipated to open September 2018. Read more.


Architects Unveil Project at Start of Historic Maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou

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21 Feb 2017, Guangzhou, China

Aedas has unveiled its plans for Nansha Kingboard Free Trade Zone Mixed-Use Project, a new 80,762-square-meter building sited at the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou, China. Read more.


Construction Date Set for Cape Town’s Tallest Tower

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21 Feb 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

The construction of a USD$115 million mixed-use building in Cape Town, South Africa, is scheduled to commence in April 2017. Known as Zero2ONE, it is set to be the tallest building in the city upon completion. Read more.


Cladding Installation Begins for Toronto’s Axiom Condos

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21 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Just east of Sherbourne Street, a rapidly intensifying block of Adelaide Street East will soon see another infusion of residential density, as construction progresses on Axiom Condos, a two-tower residential development. Read more.


New Residential Supertall Planned for the Gold Coast

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20 Feb 2017, Gold Coast, Australia

The 22-story International Beach Resort in Surfers Paradise will soon make way for a new 90-story residential tower at 84-88 The Esplanade. The developer has purchased the site for USD$44.5 million in a deal that closes on February 28. Read more.


Architects Reveal Competition-Winning Cradle Towers Proposal for Zhengzhou

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20 Feb 2017, Zhengzhou, China

A London-based firm has released images of its competition-winning trade center complex in Zhengzhou, China. The Cradle Towers will comprise five mixed-use towers swooping out of a ring-shaped podium. Read more.


Three Snowhill Poised to Realize Birmingham's "Big City Plan"

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20 Feb 2017, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Construction is progressing on a 16-story office block dubbed Three Snowhill, part of a larger development poised to bring the city one step closer to realizing City Hall's collective vision of the Birmingham city center as a vibrant urban hub. Read more.


Beijing’s Tallest Building Highlighted in Construction Images

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17 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Beijing's future tallest building continues to flaunt its height, as recent photos highlight the supertall's striking curvature and textured cladding system. When complete, the China Zun Tower will climb to a height of 528 meters across 108 floors. Read more.


Design Concept for Atlanta’s Ascent Midtown Revealed

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17 Feb 2017, Atlanta, United States

A new "Canopy"-branded hotel concept is coming to Midtown Atlanta, currently under construction on West Peachtree Street, according to a press release. The 176-room hotel will be part of Ascent Midtown. Read more.


Structural Forming Nears Completion for Ottawa’s ArtHaus Residences

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17 Feb 2017, Ottawa, Canada

A potential landmark is soon to top off in Downtown Ottawa's Byward Market area. The 23-story, mixed-use development – ArtHaus Residences at Arts Court – will enrich this area of the nation's capital through an unprecedented mix of uses. Read more.


Melbourne’s Tallest Tower Approved

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16 Feb 2017, Melbourne, Australia

The Victorian government has approved a proposed 90-story tower in Melbourne’s Southbank. The approved tower will stand at 324 meters tall, which, if completed today, would be Australia’s tallest building. Read more.


Construction of Leeza Soho in Beijing Reaches Level 20

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16 Feb 2017, Beijing, China

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 207-meter mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20 out of 46. The building is expected to architecturally top out in September, with final completion in late 2018. Read more.


Skyscraper Construction Failure Forces Evacuation of Over a Dozen Buildings in San Francisco

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16 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

A construction failure at a partially built skyscraper in downtown San Francisco forced the evacuation of a dozen nearby buildings in the SoMa neighborhood, the city's fire department said on Wednesday, February 15. Read more.


Apartment Sales Launched at Majakka Tower in Helsinki

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15 Feb 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Sales of apartments in Majakka – the first residential tower building at the REDI complex – began on February 15, 2017, to great interest. Currently, around 90 percent of the apartments have been reserved. Read more.


Revised Artists’ Alley Presented at Design Review Panel in Toronto

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15 Feb 2017, Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Design Review Panel considered a slightly scaled down version of plans for Artists' Alley – a mixed-use, three-tower development on a block of land between St. Patrick and Simcoe Streets, just south of Dundas. Read more.


San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Deemed Safe, for Now, as Legal Issues Continue

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15 Feb 2017, San Francisco, United States

Although Millennium Tower has sunk 16 inches and titled two at its base, inspectors have deemed the building safe, at this time. Inspections entailed evaluation of electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems, among other components. Read more.